Cookie Policy

Cookies policy
1. Introduction
1.1 Our website uses cookies.
1.2 Insofar as those cookies are not strictly necessary for the provision of our website and services, we will ask you to consent to our use of cookies when you first visit our website.

2. Credit
2.1 This document was created using a template from Docular (

3. About cookies
3.1 A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
3.2 Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
3.3 Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

4. Cookies that we use
4.1 We use cookies for the following purposes:
(a) authentication – we use cookies to identify you when you visit our website and as you navigate our website; and
(b) cookie consent – we use cookies to store your preferences in relation to the use of cookies more generally.

5. Cookies used by our service providers
5.1 Our service providers use cookies and those cookies may be stored on your computer when you visit our website.
5.2 We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website. Google Analytics gathers information about website use by means of cookies. The information gathered relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website. Google’s privacy policy is available at:
5.3 We use [identify service provider] to [specify service]. This service uses cookies for [specify purpose(s)]. You can view the privacy policy of this service provider at [URL].

6. Managing cookies
6.1 Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:
(a) (Chrome);
(b) (Firefox);
(c) (Opera);
(d) (Internet Explorer);
(e) (Safari); and
(f) (Edge).
6.2 Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.
6.3 If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website.

7. Our details
7.1 This website is owned and operated by Helen Cunningham.
7.2 Our principal place of business is at 2 Hilltop Terrace, The Cliff, Tansley, Matlock, Derbyshire UK DE4 5FY.
7.3 You can contact us:
(a) by email, using

How we use Cookies on this site

Cookie Description
_ga Google Analytics cookie – These cookies store other randomly generated ids and campaign information about the user
_gat Google Analytics cookie – These cookies store other randomly generated ids and campaign information about the user
_gid Google Analytics cookie – These cookies store other randomly generated ids and campaign information about the user
wordpress_clef_state Helps secure access to this website.
__atrfs, __atuvc, __atuvs, loc, mus, ouid, uid, uvc, xtc Cookies used by AddThis to count social shares and update the count on the page. Read AddThis privacy policy here
__smlListBuilderShown, __smToken, __smVID These cookies help us to track who has signed up to our mailing list – this plugin is currently turned off
bkdc, bku Registers anonymised user data, such as IP address, geographical location, visited websites, and what ads the user has clicked, with the purpose of optimising ad display based on the user’s movement on websites that use the same ad network.
flashtalkinggad1 Flashtalking cookies are used for reporting, tracking and attribution purposes. Visit the Flashtalking website to reject or delete these cookies
eud, euds, rud, ruds Cookies set for user id information, partner user ids, session cookies. For more information visit
mc, d The Quantcast service is used to reveal unique audience insights. View Quantserve website
c_user, datr, dpr, fr, pl, sb, wd, xs We use the Facebook Like button to integrate our website with our page on – a common feature of websites these days. In doing so this causes some cookies to be created by Facebook that detect the number of “likes” and whether you are logged into Facebook or not. You should refer to Facebook’s cookie policy here. At the last count Facebook use 12 cookies which all expire at the end of the browser session with the exception of datr (2 years), fr (2 months) and lu (2 years).
NID Google uses cookies like NID and SID to help customise adverts on Google properties, such as Google Search. For example, we use such cookies to remember your most recent searches, your previous interactions with an advertiser’s adverts or search results and your visits to an advertiser’s website. This helps us to show you customised adverts on Google.
IDE Used by Google DoubleClick to register and report the website user’s actions after viewing or clicking one of the advertiser’s ads with the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user.

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